Today's featured Top 3 Local Area Choice Melbourne home renovation builders
Melbourne builders for your home renovation & extension
Are you planning a major renovation in Melbourne? Are you looking for an experienced and reputable builder that specialises in renovations and extensions over $50,000 and up to $1,000,000?
Then you have come to the right place!
At Tradebusters Connect we have done the research to handpick the best home renovation Melbourne builders to be in our Top 3 Local Business Choice network.
Our motto is simple…. “We don’t do dodgy”!
We are one of the only networks around that you can trust to:
Interview each Melbourne builder. We only profile builders that have been in business for at least 5 years
Do complete reference checks and interview their customers to ensure they come highly recommended
Check they actually specialise in small and large renovation and extension projects. We avoid “general” builders that do not have a strong track record with large-scale projects
Check they have the correct licences and insurances in place for your protection
Do background checks to ensure they have a consistent track record for delivering high-quality work on time and within budget
Dealing with a builder can be daunting, risky and costly if you make the wrong choice. With our strict vetting process you can be confident to meet a great recommended builder for your project.
Why risk dodgy? And why risk going anywhere else?
All your Melbourne renovation and extension building services
A Top 3 Local Business Choice Melbourne builder can assist you with all your residential renovation and extension projects including:
Bathroom, laundry and kitchen renovations
Ground floor and second floor extensions and renovations
Large decks, pergolas, and patios
Second level additions
Extending your outdoor and indoor living space
Major structural building and carpentry projects- internal and external, and more. Simply ask!
Select your area to find a Top 3 home renovation Melbourne builder
Helpful home renovation articles
Guide to Finding a Local Builder
For every owner builder story where things turned out great, there seems to be ten where the whole experience turned into a complete mess on all fronts, financially, legally, and construction wise.
Horror stories abound, with some quite minor such as installing the wrong coloured tiles in the bathroom and having to fight to get them changed, or the more severe with houses crumbling at the foundation, leaky roofs, dodgy brickwork, hazardous electrical installations, and leaking septic tanks.
Causing financial nightmares for owner-builders also seems to be stock in trade for many disreputable local builders, with subcontractors (plumbers, electricians, etc.) putting liens on unfinished properties because they have yet to be paid by the builder you contracted. Unfortunately, more than a few owner-builders have found themselves in court and forced to pay for the work twice.
How to Find a Good Residential Home Builde
Many homeowners just go straight to the real estate section of their local newspapers and look for home builders there. While these ads may be generally reliable, there are other more dependable sources of information about home builders. Your local homebuilders association, for one, can provide you with a good list of builders operating in your area. To know your local homebuilders association or HBA, visit this site.
If you know real estate agents personally, they should be able to give you names of builders they’ve had dealings with in the past. The best source of information, of course, would be close friends and family who have had recently done construction work on their homes. They will not mince any words about home builders who don’t do great work, and neither will they hold back praises for home builders who have proven to be great at what they do.
Tips on Finding a So-NOT Dodgy Builder
We all know someone that has experienced the dodgy builder- you know, the one that runs off with the deposit, does a poor quality job or was simply terrible at having around.
So how can you avoid them and find a builder that is so-NOT dodgy?
Check out these tips.
1. Seek local recommendations for builders
Locals know it best!
Your neighborhood hardware store is a good source for finding a builder. They deal with them regularly so know who is who in the area.
Family and friends are also a great trusted sourc